WANT YOUR VEINS TREATED?

Modern Vein treatments are done in the office, minimally invasive, no vein strippings, no painful saline injections. Multiple therapies are customized to your needs.

DON'T WORRY, COME IN

Start with a free vein screening where we just talk to you, imagine that? We show you a video of some treatment options, tell you if you will need an ultrasound scan for diagnosis, vein treatment mapping. and possible hoops to jump if you are trying to meet insurance guidelines and restrictions…..or schedule you for cosmetic injections, if that is all you need.

We will teach you about compression stockings and socks that are medically good for your circulation and van prevent Blood clots that are genetically influenced and by prolonged travelling, sitting, standing, well just life! We carry compression garments in the office and we are all registered “hose fitters,” yes they should be fitted. If we don’t have your size, we order with a credit card or cash or flexible spending and ship to your home.

So stop worrying. We are great with verbal anesthesia with our MD, RN, MA staff to hold hands, order Valium if necessary for medical treatments, topical anesthetics, local anesthetics, or a cute squeeze ball for good measure. We listen intently to your needs.

There are new FDA treatments that have just come out and we are excited to teach you about that too- a new Glue called VenaSeal that requires no compression stockings after treatment- if you qualify by ultrasound scan and our MD diagnosis.

Call us today 480-775-8460 and schedule your first step to healthy legs! Sincerely Submitted, Terri Morrison RN, BS Co-Founder MorrisonVein Institute

 

 

 

 

 

Fox 10 Interview of Dr Morrison

Fox 10 was at our office interviewing Dr Morrison and a patient of ours about CoolTouch Laser to treat veins. Thanks to TV and social media, patients can learn about new therapies to treat their veins.

In the last 2 years, the FDA has approved a New Foam  called Varisolve ( Varithena) for treating venous insufficiency, in other words a way to treat or close the leaking, saphenous veins that used to be stripped out! This isn’t used for the surface, cosmetic, skin veins that we can see. This replaces  therapies like laser or radio frequency ablation or MOCA, Clarivein type procedures.

The other approved last November is VenaSeal, Closure by Medtronic.                                  ( medtronicendovenous.com) This procedure is the only non thermal, non- tumescent, non-sclerosant procedure that uses a proprietary adhesive delivered by a doctor using their kit to deliver in the saphenous vein, to close the veins with faulty valves. Patients who fear anesthetic, heat, pain etc will prefer this method and if this is the only treatment needed, the patient won’t need compression stockings that day and may return to work or play.

COME SEE US AT MORRISON VEIN INSTITUTE TO EVALUATE YOUR VEINS: 4807758460  morrisonveinpromo@gmail.com  or morrisonveininstitute@yahoo.com

Chronic Venous Insufficiency equals Vein disease

“CHRONIC VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY  (CVI) is one of the most common vascular diseases in the developed world and is a major contributor to psychosocial morbidity.” And one of the worst outcomes of venous disease is leg ulcers, esp for patients over 65- up to 4% of the population! Compression bandaging is the most recognized therapy but due to lack of education of the healthcare professionals regarding application and other treatment modalities, lack of patient funds, poor insurance reimbursement for stockings and bandaging- patients suffer for at least a year or up to 10 years needlessly.

Ross K Smith and Jonathan Golledge wrote a paper ( Phlebology 2014 Vol 29 (9) 570-579)  on a review of circulatory markers in CVI and their abstract and paper to follow shows providers could evaluate patients levels of estradiol, homocysteine and vascular growth factors that were most consistently associated with primary chronic venous insufficiency.

Circulatory markers studies can improve pathogenic understanding, increase prognostic understanding and enhance diagnostic and treatment modalities.

Early recognition of vein disease with comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and in-office minimally invasive vein treatments: revolutionary glue ablations, radiofrequency or laser ablations and ultrasound guided chemical ablations of ” faulty valve- diseased” saphenous veins, accessory veins, pudendal veins, and even pelvic vein disorders can prevent the road to leg ulcers, DVTs, and varicose vein disease disorders.

Schedule a vein screening and learn about vein disease from Morrison Vein Institute.

We have been dedicated to vein disease for 20 years.

Vein Disease equals varicose and spider veins

Hereditary risk factors for vein disease such as family history of veins combined with age, sedentary lifestyle, prolonged sitting or standing, and increased BMI, cigarette smoking, and pregnancies, all add to our chances of varicose and spider veins. The venous circulation is supposed to go up the legs back to the heart as the diagram above depicts. But with reflux, venous disease called venous insufficiency, the blood goes down the wrong way causing blood pooling and a cascade of events over time.

50% of women by the time they are 50 years old can have vein disease and 25% of men and this goes up 10% a decade. So with early intervention of easy in office vein venous ultrasound scan for a diagnosis and vein map, vein treatments there is a way ti minimize our disease process. Combine this with exercise, leg elevation, calf muscle pump exercises and good medical compression socks or stockings, we can minimize detrimental effects of varicose veins and their symptoms and complications: skin changes, restless legs, leg swelling, cramping, heaviness, feet ” burning” sensation, vulvar varicosities, deep vein thrombosis, thrombophlebitis, itching, and of course surface veins.

Come talk to us, see an informational video, get measured for compression socks and plan for  healthier legs. 480-775-8460  Tempe, Scottsdale  info@morrisonvein.com for questions. We look forward to seeing you.

 

Get your veins treated before weight loss

Varicose Veins need treatment

Four reasons to treat vein disorders before starting a weight-loss program

About one-third of the American population is obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The New Year often finds many people wanting to reverse that trend. Gym memberships skyrocket and many millions of Americans are starting new exercise programs as we speak.

But for the millions of people with varicose veins, phlebitis, thrombosis or other vein disorders, taking on a weight-loss program brings its own unique challenges. Here are five reasons why treating vein problems before you begin a weight-loss program could help you achieve even better outcomes.

Less fatigue

Having achy legs that feel heavy can be a barrier to any exercise routine. Those with vein disorders often battle leg fatigue when just walking around their neighborhood, and sticking to an exercise routine could feel like trying to accomplish the impossible.

“Vein disease can really put you behind the curve when starting a program. With your legs feeling lighter and stronger after treatment, it can be a big step in the right direction,” said Terri Morrison, R.N. and co-founder of Morrison Vein Institute in Scottsdale, Ariz. Morrison is also a patient educator.

Better exercise:  It’s a common misunderstanding that problem veins will simply go away with exercise. They won’t. And while the circulatory system, overall, can indeed benefit from exercise, not all exercises are created equal when it comes to vein health.

Weightlifting, for example, can put a strain on veins; and running, while it’s great for vein health in general, can be damaging when done on the wrong surface. Knowing the best weightlifting techniques and where to run before you start a weight-loss program can be addressed in a vein consultation and after treatment.

“Our patients come to us for treatment options, but giving them guidance on which exercises to do and which ones to avoid, we think, can be even more important than the treatment itself,” Morrison added.

Venous Ultrasound exam can help to detect dangerous blood clots like Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), which could lead to a Pulmonary Embolism (PE), or a clot that breaks free from a deep vein and enters an artery. This condition can be life threatening. Between 60,000 and 100,000 people die from PE every year. Knowing if you have DVT before starting an exercise program could be life saving information.

Treatment recovery, compression-wear

With surgical vein treatments like the Foam sclerotherapy, Varithena, or endovenous laser ablation, not only are the they fast and minimally invasive, recovery is much quicker. In the days following treatment, compression socks and a walking regimen are encouraged. It can be the best way to safely start a weight-loss program and help you avoid early injury or burnout.

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Treat Varicose Veins in Our Office!

Veins are not just cosmetic
Veins are not just cosmetic

Varicose Veins need treatment

Varicose veins can now be treated with in-office procedures, so no stripping is needed. In-office procedures can be done for larger surface veins after the venous disease is treated at the source, first with ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy or Endovenous laser or radio-frequency ablation techniques. After all medical procedures are completed, spider veins can be treated. Come to Morrison Vein Institute for a consult and learn about all the new techniques to improve your circulation as well as how we treat your veins for the best results. http://www.morrisonvein.com

Apprehensive About Having Your Veins Treated? Read This Story…

Betty had her veins treated last week and was so excited about her experience, she wrote this story to share… “I am a nurse at Morrison Vein Institute. I have nice legs, so from the outside, it didn’t look like I had any medical problem below the surface. However, I began to have symptoms of vein disease at the beginning of this year, like leg pain and heaviness after a day on my feet. Since I am a very active person, this was not going to work with my lifestyle. So I sought help. After an Ultrasound Scan of my legs, it was clear that I needed to have medical treatment. I was apprehensive about this, being generally a chicken.

So needless to say, I was very please when I had minimal discomfort during the vein procedure, and no discomfort to speak of at during or after the ultrasound-guided injections later. I did not experience any bruising, although everyone is different. I followed the instructions that we give our patients exactly.

The most important patient instruction that we give our patients is to wear hose for 48 hours after the procedure and then for 3 weeks during the day and to walk at least a half hour each day. For the hose wear, I found that the cotton thigh high is really comfortable, especially in the winter. I like wearing a closed toe for the first 48 hours because the open toe felt a little tight on my toes at night. However, everyone has different taste in hose wear.

During the first week, I did develop a rash near the top of my thighs from the hose. This is very rare, although I had heard a few patients complain of this in the past. So I thought I would pass on to you what I did to solve this problem; I turned the hose inside out and then used the roll-on adhesive at the top band area to hold the hose in place. That solved the problem perfectly.

I hope that anyone having symptoms, even with cosmetically nice legs, would consider getting an Ultrasound Scan and physician review to see the best way to treat their vein disease.”

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No Down Time for Vein Treatment

No time for treatment of your spider veins or varicose veins? We sure think we can fit it in to everyone’s schedule. Denise at Morrison Vein Institute talks about her recent vein procedure… “I am an employee at Morrison Vein Institute and have venous disease. I have had two vein closures in the past several years. Recently, at one of my follow-up appointments, I found out that I needed another vein procedure to close one of the Small Saphenous veins that was broken. Dr. McEown had a last minute cancelation this past Monday and so I jumped right in and had closure on my lunch hour and went right back to work. It was so easy and by the next day I couldn’t even tell I had anything done. The doctor and nurses made me feel so comfortable during the procedure and afterwards, I just kept my leg up and iced while at my desk. There’s no excuse to not take care of your health when the treatment is non-invasive and so simple.”Denise showing off the brown compression leggings

Thanks Denise, for sharing your story. Feel free to contact Denise to find out more about her experience at (866) GRT-LEGS.

 

Do you have Varicose Veins?

Morrison Vein Institute is participating in a research study that you may qualify for if you have Varicose Veins?
Do you have large, bulging, painful veins in your leg or have been diagnosed with symptomatic varicose veins?
This VeClose clinical research study compares a new treatment method for symptomatic varicose veins with a current treatment option. If you qualify to participate, your procedure costs are covered by the research trial.
If you would like more information about this study, please call about the VeClose clinical study: Morrison Vein Institute at 480-860-6455

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No More Leg Cramps

We received a wonderful personal note from a shocked patient about her legs. So I thought I would share it with you…

Ginger writes “Dr Morrison, My procedure on my veins was January 22nd in your office. Upon removing my compression stockings after the treatment, I was shocked to see normal legs! I don’t have discoloration on my legs anymore. Today is February 1st and I am still in disbelief, that I have legs that remain normal looking. I am so grateful to you that the initial problem in my legs has been corrected; I DON’T HAVE any more LEG CRAMPS! Also, I am so surprised my legs look NORMAL again. Forever Grateful, Ginger.”

It is so nice for patients with terrible symptoms and unsightly legs to have NORMAL again! Having your veins treated reduces or eliminates symptoms of fatigue, swelling, cramping, aching, heaviness, and/or restless leg. Seek help from a doctor who specializes in Phlebology, which is the study of veins and vein disease.

Man with varicose veins and start of discoloration
Man with varicose veins and start of discoloration
Symptom of vein disease
Symptom of vein disease
 Before and after vein treatment
Before and after vein treatment